The President General of the umbrella Igbo organization, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, has taken a swipe at the Federal Government over the current scarcity of fuel, describing the situation as a deliberate plan to impoverish the Igbo people, who usually travel enmasse during the Christmas period.
Nwodo, who noted that whatever wealth Igbo sons and daughters would be bringing home during Christmas would be halved by the obvious effect of fuel shortage, advised Ndigbo to strive to ensure that they invest at home.
The Ohanaeze President, Nwodo, also said in a Christmas message to the people that the period provided good opportunity for Ndigbo to pray more to God to send succour to alleviate their sufferings in the country.
Chief Nwodo alleged that knowing what Christmas means to Ndigbo, the Federal Government was very uncharitable to the people to allow fuel scarcity in the country during this yuletide.
He said: “They know that at this period in the year, Ndigbo travel a lot to their homeland; that is when the government chose to close our airport; that is when it decided to allow scarcity of fuel. This is very unfair and insensitive.
“It’s a deliberate policy of impoverishing our people, to ensure that whatever wealth our sons and daughters bring home during Christmas, is expended on the obvious effect of fuel shortage and none for investment.”
He urged Ndigbo not to allow the hardship occasioned by the anti-people policy of this administration to affect them in ploughing some fractions of their wealth home.